GM diet was quite popular and was in vogue a few
years back. GM is short form of General Motors Diet. It was designed to keep
the body fit and healthy but gradually several side effects of this diet were
observed. This diet is now not recommended for weight loss due to its many side
effects. Read more about it.
GM diet gets its name from General Motors diet. It was
developed to promote and sustain the health and diet of the employees of
General Motors. This diet plan became popular and owes its authenticity to the
grant of the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration
This diet plan promises fitness and weight loss but like
every other diet plan, this one too works on certain limitations. While
following the proper structure, the individual is advised to stay under medical
monitoring and consult his physician on a regular basis. If your body suffers
from any sort of ailment, or you are a child or a pregnant lady, you are
advised to refrain from following this diet regimen.
A doctor or a nutritionist is the best person to advise you
on whether the GM
diet would actually work for you. As you do a bit of research or consult
people who have been on this diet plan,
you might discover certain disadvantages of this diet. People are observed to
suffer from problems like persistent or sudden hair
loss, coupled with headache and dry skin for the first few days after
embarking on this diet plan. This is the exact reason why it is strongly
recommended that you drink a lot of water
so that your body does not experience dehydration at any given moment.
of GM Diet
Talking of side effects, here are some common ones that
people undertaking GM diet often suffer from:
Fruit Diet Becomes
Say if you are not particularly fond of apples, on day one
itself, you might be pissed off. Then on the second day you feel that just a
bite of apple is all that you can bear. And on the third day you end up feeling
that all fruits
and vegetables taste all the same! You begin to apprehend your diet plan
nothing less than a self-imposed torture. And the moment you are feeling this,
you have lost all motivation for the diet plan.
Water Intake Requires
to Be Noted
You need to maintain a tally-bar
on the amount of water you are having throughout the day. Counting the bottles
is important for the diet plan. Like it or not, you begin to think of yourself
as a camel!
Frequently Visits to Restroom
This problem is followed by the
countless visits you are forced to make to the restroom. As you strive to
maintain the required number of bottles for the day, there is simply little
that you can do to reduce the irritating rest room trips.
Lot of Patience and Tolerance is Required
Your colleagues’ colorful and
appetising lunch can only be an object of your envy, when you are bereft of
options other than the bland curd rice with a pinch of pickle. You ‘suffer’ the
entire day and then decide to binge on a couple of chocolate ice-creams or a
pizza. You have basically undone the entire purpose of the diet!
It is the same journey towards the
lack of motivation when you look at yourself in the mirror and feel that “I am
not that unfit, so to hell with this torturous diet!” It is just the same when
you curse every time you see your spouse’s plate or a commercial on TV.
Sprinkling a generous amount of Chat
Masala on fruits and pretending to believe that what you have consumed is